Lord Over All Our Fears

Mark 4:35-41 and Mark 5.

After a long sermon in Galilee, Jesus crossed to the other side of the sea to the country of the Gerasenes. En route to that destination, a storm almost capsized the boat they were on. Jesus got up from His slumber and rebuked the wind and the sea. The stormed stopped right away. Jesus is Lord over the forces of nature.

As he stepped out of the boat upon arrival at the country of the Gadarenes, a demon possessed man rushed to bow down at Jesus’ feet seeking deliverance. The legion of demons who possessed the man literally begged Jesus not to torment them. They preferred to drown in the sea with a herd of pigs than be driven out of the country. Jesus spoke His command and the demons fled from his presence, causing havoc and destruction in their wake. Jesus is Lord over dark spiritual powers.

When Jesus got back to Galilee, a synagogue ruler approached Him to come over to his house and heal his little daughter who was at the point of death. As they were on the way, a woman who has had a discharge of blood for twelve years sneaked behind Jesus to touch the hem of His clothes. She received miraculous healing for such bold faith. Jesus is Lord over incurable sicknesses.

Before arriving at the house of the synagogue ruler, a message was sent to them to let them know that the little girl was dead and it was not necessary to trouble the Master anymore. Jesus came to the house anyway and called the child back from the dead. Jesus is Lord over death.

Unpredictable natural calamities, demonic activities, sicknesses and death. These are the things we fear the most. Jesus is Lord over them all. Fear no more.